Superman Fan Podcast Episode #281: Superman Family Comic Books Cover Dated August 1959: World’s Finest Comics #103 & Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #11!

World's Finest Comics #103 & Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #11!

World’s Finest Comics #103 & Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #11!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 103, August 1959, was published around June 4, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 10¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker, but the Grand Comic Book Database credits Stan Kaye as the inker.

The 12 page Superman / Batman story was titled THE SECRET OF THE SORCERER’S TREASURE, written by Bill Finger and pencilled by Dick Sprang. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics credits Charles Paris as the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database lists Sheldon Moldoff as the inker.

Tommy Tomorrow starred in the 6 page story titled, THE MENACE OF THE METAL MONSTER, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Jim Mooney.

Green Arrow was featured in the 6 page story, CHALLENGE OF THE PHANTOM BANDIT, written by Bob Haney and drawn by Lee Elias. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW vol. I.

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 11, August 1959, was published on June 25, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Stan Kaye, featuring the issues first story on the cover. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist for all three 8 page stories, which have been reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY vol. III.

– THE LEOPARD GIRL OF THE JUNGLE, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, was written by Bill Finger. Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics does not list a writer.

– THE TRICKS OF LOIS LANE has no writer credit.

– LOIS LANE’S SUPER PERFUME, according to the Grand Comic Book Database, was written by Robert Bernstein.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 34 titles carried the August or August/September 1959 cover date, which were covered at the end of Episode 194.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5!

In the following Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1959: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 39 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 104!

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